JAMMU, JUN 05:
Alleging total bankruptcy of Education Deptt in the state, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Education Minister expressed dismay over the on line in-auguration of several schools buildings by the Education Minister on 31 May 2018 in respect of several of such buildings having been constructed 7-8 years back in the previous regime. Making a mention of some of the on line in-augurations by the Education Minister in May 2018, Mr. Singh said that of these PS Seri was constructed in the year 2010, MS Trilla in 2013, MS Touri in 2013, MS Koghar Marh in 2013-14 and so on. Ridiculing the obsession of the present Minsters for ribbon cutting and in-augurations, Mr. Singh called upon the Education Ministers to concentrate on bringing about the much needed reforms in the Education sector rather than indulging in theatrics and cheap politicking. Asserting that education should not get entangled in any political contestation, he called for revocation of all irregular transfer orders besides cancellation of all attachments made an political grounds.
Alleging collapse of education edifice in the state, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh regretted that the helmsmen were openly mis-using the Deptt to promote their vested political interests. He said that the Education Deptt had become a hub of dirty politics where the Ministers and MLAs were openly abusing the system in furtherance of their petty personal motives by giving a damn to the much trumpeted policies and norms.
With midterm transfers and attachments of teaching staff on political and other considerations being issued with impunity, he regretted that there was none to take cognizance of such blatant violations of transfer policy and the so called ban on transfers. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.
Gagan Pratap Singh State Secretary JKNPP and Mr. Parshotam Parihar State Secretary Panthers Trade Union were also present in the press conference.